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Gretchen Franz
Title: Professor of Lawyering Skills
Education: B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, J.D., Washington and Lee University

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Faculty Scholarship

Scholarship is a core priority for the Pacific McGeorge faculty. Among their scholarly pursuits, Pacific McGeorge faculty develop and present at scholarly symposia and conferences, author books for the legal profession, students, and the general public, and produce scholarship for top journals around the country and the world.

Recent Publications

  • Brian Landsberg's article, Public Accommodations and the Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Surprising Success? (36 Hamline J. Pub. L. & Pol'y 1), has been published.
  • Michael Malloy's book, ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ANTHOLOGY(2 vols., Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., 2015), has been published.
  • Stephen McCaffrey's book chapter, "The 1997 UN Convention: Compatibility and Complementarity," in The UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes at 49 (Attila Tanzi, Owen McIntyre, Alexandros Kolliopoulos, Alistair Rieu-Clarke, Rémy Kinna, eds., Brill 2015) has been published.
  • Michael Malloy's article, There are no Bitcoins, Only Bit Payers: Law, Policy and Socio-Economics of Virtual Currencies, in Selected Issues in Public Private Law 13 (David A. Frenkel, ed., Athens Inst. for Educ. and Res. 2015), has been published.
  • Franklin Gevurtz' essay, Globalizing Up Corporate Law, will be published in the SMU Law Review as part of a symposium in honor of Professor Alan Bromberg.
  • Franklin Gevurtz' fifth edition of his casebook, Business Planning (5th ed. 2014) has been published by Foundation Press.
  • Franklin Gevurtz' article, Determining Extraterritoriality, 56 Will. & Mary L. Rev. 341 (2014) has been published.
  • Michael Malloy's first 2015 Supplement to his three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation (2d ed.) has been published by Wolters-Kluwer Law and Business.
  • Stephen McCaffrey's blog post has been republished as an article, Dr Stephen McCaffrey on the entry into force of the 1997 Watercourses Convention, 16 Water Policy 1202 (2014).
  • Francis J. Mootz III's book review, Lillian L. Beeson, Persuasion: Theory and Applications 11 Legal Communication and Rhetoric: JALWD 181 (Fall 2014), has been published. Read (pdf).
  • John E.B. Myers' article, California's Eavesdropping Law Endangers Victims of Domestic Violence, 31 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 57 (2014), has been published.
  • Joseph Taylor's casefile, State v. Casey (2nd ed. 2014), has been published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
  • Michael Vitiello's book, Criminal Law Simulations (Bridge to Practice Series, West 2014) (with Emily Hughes), has been published by West.
  • Jarrod Wong's article, The Subversion of State-to-State Investment Treaty Arbitration, 53 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 6 (2014), has been published.

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Works in Progress Academic Year 2014-2015

  • John Sprankling
    Property and the Roberts Court
    April 14, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m. in S20
    Commentator: Rachael Salcido
  • Mike Vitiello
    Limiting Access to US Courts: The Supreme Court's New Personal Jurisdiction Case Law
    Sept. 2, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
    Commentator: Kojo Yelpaala
  • Francis J. Mootz III
    Protecting Victims from Liability Insurance Companies that Add Gratuitous Insult to Grievous Injury
    Oct. 28, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
    Commentator: Julie Davies
  • Emily Garcia Uhrig
    The Evolving Equitable Right to Counsel in Habeas Corpus
    Jan. 27, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
    Commentator: John Sims

Distinguished Speaker Series

From formal presentations, informal brown bag lunches, and faculty/student activities, the weekly on-campus events hosted through the Distinguished Speaker Series provide an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas for the betterment of law faculty as colleagues working together, as scholars from law schools across the nation and world sharing abstracts of in-progress research, and as teachers who can share a wellspring of emerging ideas and perspectives in the classroom.


Stephan Kirste"Is There a Human Right to Democracy?"
Presented by: Professor Dr. Stephan Kirste, Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg and Head of academic group of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
When: Aug. 26, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Arsene Balihuta"Trade Liberalization for Least Developed Countries: WTO, Bretton Woods and Regional North South Trade Agreements"
Presented by: Ambassador Arsene Balihuta
When: Oct. 2, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Arsene Balihuta"Ethics in International Arbitration: the Arbitrator Intelligence Project"
Presented by: Professor Catherine A. Rogers, Penn State
When: Oct. 21, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Sahar Francis"The Struggles of Palestinian Political Prisoners: The Law and Politics of Mass Incarceration in Israel"
Presented by: Sahar Francis, General Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
When: Nov. 13, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom A

Ian F. Haney‐López"Dog Whistle Politics: Coded Racism and Inequality for All"
Presented by: Ian F. Haney‐López
When (presentation): Feb. 3, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
When (reception): Feb. 3, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 730 p.m.
Where (presentation): Courtroom
Where (reception): Grand Salon
Co-sponsors: Pacific McGeorge Capital Center, La Raza Lawyers Associa􏰀on, SABA and Women Lawyers of Sacramento

Abby Ginzberg"Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa"
Presented by: Abby Ginzberg
When: Feb. 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Classroom H
Co-sponsors: Pacific McGeorge Global Center and the World Affairs Council Sacramento Chapter

Anita Bernstein"The Diversity Rationale for Affirmative Action: A (Scripted) Dialogue with Justice Kennedy"
Presented by: Anita Bernstein
When: Feb. 5, 2015 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: S20

Jo Becker"Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality"
Presented by: Jo Becker
When: Feb. 12, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom C
Co-sponsors: Pacific McGeorge Capital Center, Lambda, and Sac LEGAL

Sahar Aziz"Theater or Transitional Justice: Reforming Egypt's Judiciary"
Presented by: Sahar Aziz
When: April 2, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20 (The Pub)
Co-sponsor: Pacific McGeorge Global Center

"Losing our Right to Privacy: How Far is Too Far?"
Presented by: Mark Ellis
When: April 20, 2015


Kerry Ann Rockquemore"Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career"
Presented by: Kerry Ann Rockquemore, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
When: Oct. 3, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Where: The McGeorge House

Trina Jones"Singlism: Does Bias Against Singles Exist in the Workplace and Should We Care?"
Presented by: Professor Trina Jones, Duke Law School
When: Oct. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

Robert AshfordProfessor Robert Ashford, Syracuse Law School
When: Feb. 7 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

"The Good Lawyer"
Presented by: Professor Nancy Levit, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
When: April 2 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

James Hackney"Legal Intellectuals in Conversation"
Presented by: Professor James Hackney, Northeastern School of Law
When: April 17 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

Lawrence SolumOriginalism Seminar
Presented by: Professor Lawrence Solum, Georgetown Law
When: April 25 from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: S20

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